Spreads Junk Science about Transgender Children

  • In March 2017, former ADF legal counsel and current ADF allied attorney Douglas Wardlow sent a letter to a school board in Minnesota citing junk science from Dr. Paul McHugh, among others. Wardlow falsely claimed that “fostering cross-sex hormone treatments is ill-advised” and attempted to discount research finding severe stigma against transgender students. Multiple studies have found that hormone therapy is safe, and research shows that many transgender students face stigma and discrimination in schools. [Doug Wardlow for Attorney General, March 2018; Alliance Defending Freedom, 3/15/17; ThinkProgress, 3/10/15; Endocrine Society, 2013; GLSEN and the Movement Advancement Project, 2017]